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Fire Triangle

In the past two years, half a dozen chemical disasters have ripped apart Texas neighborhoods, sent dozens of people to the hospital and killed unsuspecting bystanders as well as workers. Texas Public Radio and Houston Public Media spent the better part of 2020 investigating these events to answer the question: why do so many chemical disasters keep happening in Texas, and what—if anything—is being done to prevent more?

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Pearland fires city manager Clay Pearson in wake of budgeting miscalculation

Posted on · Trent Epperson has been named interim city manager for Pearland, which is trying to make up for a $10.3 million budgeting shortfall as a result of a miscalculation of its taxable property values.

Flooding

Greens Bayou watershed continues to suffer from frequent flooding five years after Hurricane Harvey

Posted on · Harris County is attempting to improve flood control infrastructure in the high-poverty, densely populated region, but long-time residents are skeptical things will change anytime soon.